A strong recovery requires strong leadership. It needs a diverse range of leaders and leadership styles that can respond to the changing needs of recovery. The right structures must be in place to support these leaders and enable effective decision-making to agree the way forward, instil hope and build momentum.
Recovery depends on businesses getting through the effects of a disaster. Continued business operations support recovery by continuing to employ staff and providing goods and services in the recovery effort. This keeps people employed and money flowing. It helps establish a sense of normality, hope and confidence within the community.